Monday, August 09, 2004

The Bitch Is Back

Had a nice time hanging out with my mom. My dad was in a mood but my mom was being really cool. It's usually the other way around but as long as one one of them is in a good mood then it's going to be be a good time. I caught the news while I was at my parent's house and found out that Terry Nichols, the Oklahoma Bombing co-conspirator, gets to live. He's damn lucky those Oklahomans didn't skin him alive right in the courtroom. Ah, but there is still time.

Got home to find Erik sound asleep on the couch. The poor guy. He was so wiped out from the weekend's activities that he had a pretty crummy day at work and needed to sleep it off. He was going to make dinner but didn't wake up from his nap until after 8pm -- I talked him into having pizza for dinner instead.

We watched some TV, something we haven't been able to do in eons. I finally got to watch Growing Up Gotti. Can I just say how disappointed I am in A&E. I was under the impression that this cable channel was dedicated to broadcasting programming that showcased the best of the arts. Biography used to be their most watched show. Now they are airing stuff like Gotti, Airline and some show that follows around a bounty hunter. Reality TV has really gone too far. That's not to say that Growing Up Gotti isn't pure evil genius. It's so horrible that you just can't not watch it. Although, it would be helpful to have a New Jersey to English dictionary handy. It's hard to understand what the Gotti's are saying half the time. The only thing I don't understand is the Gotti Boys' hair -- WTF?! It's horrible! EEK, and one of them reminds me of one of my exes. Scary!

I also got to catch up with Road Rules X-treme. Those dorks keep losing missions and now half of the original cast (Danny, Kina and Ibis) have been replaced with new people. I think it would totally hilarious if the show ended with an entire new cast of people. I predict that they will lose at least one more mission, resulting in one more cast member going home. Anyways, while flipping around the channels Erik stopped on Fox and we caught the end of North Shore. I was totally against watching that drivel but did so with my arms crossed and a scowl on my face. After the show was over they aired a commercial over the credits that announced that new episodes of North Shore would begin in September. I was completely unimpressed until they announced that Shannen Doherty would be joining the cast of North Shore! I would be very interested in watching Shannen Doherty on TV again. They are hoping that she will be able to save the show (and raise the ratings) the same way that Heather Locklear did when Melrose Place was starting to tank. Shannen is going to play a "bitchy" character named Alexandra Fuller for 3 episodes. If the ratings improve she is going to be cast full time. Yay! I have never watched one episode of North Shore (or the other summer hit Summerland for that matter) but would happily become a loyal viewer if only to see Shannen Doherty on TV again.

Right before Erik and I retired to the boudoir we flipped to NBC to watch the last 20 minutes of For Love Or Money 4. We were totally suckered into caring how the whole stupid thing was going to end. The dude gave up a chance at a million to keep the girl. The chick did the same thing. So love won out in the end? Whatever, it was a long and drawn out ending that made us gag ceaselessly and yet, we never once considered turning off the TV. Hmmm, that's not good. Erik was in control of the remote control all night long, perhaps that was the problem. It's never wise to let the rookie take control so early in the game. He inadvertently got me hooked on North Shore. He must be stopped.

"... Baby, Just Ask Me"

I'm not even kidding you. Erik is turning into a bonafide Ashlee Simpson fan too! We listened to the album on the drive home from Mt. Pleasant and he was surprised that he didn't hate the music. In fact, he was very surprised that he really loved one of the songs (Love Me For Me). We jammed to the album, twice! Then after we got home we put on some music to clean to. He wasn't too geeked about Rachel Stevens so we listened to Ashlee 4 more times -- I shizz you not! We just left the album on repeat and it played over and over and over and over. It was cute, he kept justifying why he wasn't hating the album. He commented on her songwriting ability (how she does more of it than big sis Jessica does), on the song structures (how the songs are not just riddled with pop hooks) and on her vocals (how they sound strong). Now I'm hoping that she goes on tour soon because not only would Erik go with me but Tracey promised that she would go with me too (even though Tracey didn't love the album she would go to the concert in a heartbeat because we would have so much fun together). I hope this doesn't damage Erik's indie cred in any way. It's no secret that he's a Hilary Duff fan and she is way more pop than Ashlee. At least Ashlee is going for that rock-sound (even if it is that faux punk-rock-goes-pop-Avril-Lavigne-sound) which makes it a tad more indie. Right?

I have also moved into phase two of my idolatry -- mobile phone customization. I made a few Ashlee wallpapers for my phone (formatted for the Motorola V600 screen size) that anyone can save and use for their own phones (Shane?)


I also made an MP3 ringtone of Autobiography as well! If you'd like the ringtone (Shane?) let me know and I'll send the MP3 to you. It does seem that I have completely lost my mind, doesn't it??!!

Incidentally, Ashlee won a couple of Teen Choice Awards (Pieces Of Me won the Choice Song of the Summer award). Britney failed to attend the awards show (as she promised to do) but also won an award for Toxic. I'd have picked Ashlee over Britney too.

But hey, like I said, in Britney's absence I need to move on. And speaking of moving on, Miss Brit has been doing some moving on of her own. Here is one of the first pictures of Britney with her soon-to-be step daughter Kori

Stunning Brit plays mum

The pop princess met the two-year-old, shown with her pet pup Laci, last month and the trio look like they're getting along famously.

I bet that little girl was *thrilled* to meet Britney Spears. Hi, Britney is going to be this little girl's step-mother! How insane is that?! I guess it kind of makes sense. This way, Britney can be a "mom" without having to go through the pregnancy and the stretch-marks. She can continue to smoke cigarettes like a fiend unimpeded. When she's done playing house (or whatever) she can just send the little children home with their mother who has to do all the real dirty work. It's genius actually. Britney gets the best of both worlds. Ashlee would never do such a thing though. Ack! I have chosen a new pop princess to adore! Have my loyalties turned already? Whatever, we'll see who my heart truly belongs to with Britney's next album.

So what else is going on?

I have some running around to do today. I think I'm going to visit the parentals, give them the wedding low-down in person. This week is going to be a pretty quiet one though. Erik and I are broke as hell so we are going to have to lie low until our funds get replenished (we both don't get paid until Friday). Laters.